The British Deputy High Commission in Karachi represents the UK government in Sindh, Pakistan.

Find out more on our UK and Pakistan news page. We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Pakistan. You can access UK government services while in Pakistan.

Urgent assistance

If you’re travelling in Pakistan, see our Pakistan travel advice.

If you’re in Pakistan and you need advice which is not covered in our travel advice then you can contact us online

If you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +92 (0)51 201 2000. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British person in Pakistan, call 020 7008 5000 (24/7, 365 days a year).

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

Apply online for an emergency travel document

If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.

If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before

If you’re not sure, check if you’re a British citizen

If you’re not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact us to apply for an emergency travel document

Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

For legal reasons, we’re unable to carry out notarial acts in Commonwealth countries. This includes certifying documents as true copies of originals, administering oaths or taking affidavits. For these or other notarial acts, you should contact a local notary. A standard letter is available to confirm we do not offer these services in Pakistan.

We offer a limited range of documentary services. See the list of documentary services we provide.

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Pakistan

We also provide services in Islamabad.

Development work in Pakistan

The International Development Strategy (IDS) sets out a new approach to development. It does this through long-term partnerships tailored to the needs of each country the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office works with, built on mutual accountability and transparency. The Integrated Review Refresh (IR23) reiterates that sustainable development is central to UK foreign policy and sets out how the UK will go further and faster to reduce poverty.

For information on how the IDS and IR23 are being implemented in Pakistan, view the UK-Pakistan development partnership summary.

For up-to-date information on the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) programme work in Pakistan, view the Development Tracker.

Our people

Contact us

British Deputy High Commission Karachi

Shahrah-e-Iran Clifton Karachi 75600

Passport enquiries telephone
00 44 208 082 4744

General fax
+92 (21) 35827005

Consular fax
+92 (21) 35827012

Consular enquiries telephone
+92 (21) 3582 7000 / +44 20 7008 5000

Use our contact form for consular enquiries:
For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email

Pakistan Time: Mon-Thurs: 0800-1615; Fri: 0800-1300.
GMT: Mon-Thurs: 0330-1100; Fri: 0330-0730

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British High Commission Islamabad

Diplomatic Enclave, Ramna 5, P O Box 1122, Islamabad

General telephone
+92 51 201 2000

Use our contact form for consular enquiries:
For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email

GMT: Mon-Thurs: 0300-1115; Fri: 0300-0800. Local Time: Mon-Thurs: 0800-1615; Fri: 0800-1300

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